North Georgia Notebook: November 14, 2014


Rockmart First UMC to Have Property Dedication on Sunday November 16th
First United Methodist Church, located at 135 Church Street in downtown Rockmart, will dedicate new property near the church on Sunday, Nov. 16.

Bob Abbott has completed landscape work in the courtyard and entire back area of the building.
Worship will begin in the sanctuary and end on the property. An established tradition is for the children to release balloons as part of the occasion.

The property was recently purchased for future expansion projects at First United Methodist. Read more HERE

East Cobb UMC Children’s Choir Presents Musical “Operation Christmas Child”
On Wednesday, November 19th at 7 PM the East Cobb UMC children’s choir Joy Song will present the fun, uplifting musical about the shoebox collection project of Samaritan’s Purse in support of this year’s collection.  All are invited, but a special invitation goes out to leaders of children’s music programs who may want to preview this musical for use in any future OCC program at their churches. Any questions – contact Frieda Brown, Minister of Worship and Music Arts (

Annual Christmas Choral Concert on Wednesday, the 3rd of December at 7:06PM at Absalom Jones Episcopal Center
The Clark Atlanta University Philharmonic Society, with Soprano Ann Marie McPhail, will present its Annual Christmas Choral Concert on Wednesday, the 3rd of December at 7:06PM.  This FREE performance will be held in the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center - 807 Atlanta Student Movement Blvd. (formally Fair Street/near the CAU Student Center).  Arrive early for a good seat!   Parking available!

Southern Folk Advent at Old Church in Oxford, Georgia, December 6, 2014, 4:00 PM
The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and renowned churchman Bishop William Willimon will speak at Meridian Herald’s 22nd annual Southern Folk Advent® Service. The Meridian Chorale will sing and Steven Darsey will direct the music. The event will be held Saturday, December 6, 4:00 PM at Old Church on the Oxford College campus in Oxford, Georgia. Admission is free. 

Built in 1841, Old Church springs from the same era and region as The Sacred Harp itself.  Old Church is near Oxford College of Emory University in Oxford, Georgia, at the corner of Fletcher and Wesley Streets. For more information and directions,